2019 Golf Classic:
With stellar scores posted by the leading teams in Friday's four ball event at the Esperance Golf Club, hopes were high that the 36 hole Classic to follow would produce some hot golf. The ladies division was hotly contested with three teams turning in a score of plus 7, with a countback needed to find the winners. The pairing of Lynn Garbin and Sharon Southall grabbed first place, with Jean Bates and Annette Edgar claiming second spot in front of Maryann Harris and Sherry Watson.
Winners of the men's division was more clear cut with the pairing of Laurie Naylor and Colin Bielkin having a field day to score plus 12. Nathan Ford and Lindsay Barker took second place in front of visitors Gary Byles and Keith Low, both teams coming in with plus 10.
The stroke format of the 36 hole Classic saw a close tussle from two talented Goldfields players. Josh Fewkes with scores of 80, 77 was matched by youngster Zac Naake who shot scores of 81 and 76. The resulting playoff was won by Josh, who managed a regulation par four after his poor drive found fairway. Zac pushed his drive right onto the next fairway and was forced to chip out. His putt for par lipped out, giving his opponent a hard earned win.
The Classic was a resounding success, with almost 600 rounds of golf completed by the many visiting and local golfers. With great meals to feed the hungry, and quality prizes for the winners.
Four ball par. Men: L Naylor/C Bielkin +12, N Ford/L Barker, G Byles/K Low +10, B Cosgrave/A Docherty, D Ramm/L Steere +9. Ladies: L Garbin/S Southall, J Bates/A Edgar, M Harris/S Watson +7. 36 Hole Classic Stroke: J Fewkes, Z Naake 157. Nett - S Burge 136, C King 137. Veteran: T Hunter 148. Vintage: J Joad 146. Ladies: W Joad 174, K Murray 180. Nett- S Southall 147, A Edgar 150. Veteran: T Keown 157.
Pink Lake Golf:
With several players participating in the Esperance Club Classic event, it was a reduced number that took to the course in search of victory on April 11 - with an array of prizes from Kevin Young.
With only one group left on the course, the leading score stood at a miserable 31 points but things all changed when the Arthur Daly mobile motored past the clubhouse with a very cocky looking passenger riding shotgun in the rear. It came as no surprise when Brian Rowe announced that he had amassed a very creditable 39 points to put the issue beyond doubt. With remnants of vanilla slice clinging to his chin hair, Rowey gleefully accepted the first prize of an array of the oceans delights and a magnificent chocolate box. Not surprisingly, the second and third placegetters came for this same group with Paul Rose claiming second with 36 points from Arthur Daly-Poyner on 32.
The Tommy through up a surprise winner in Ken Hocking, who sadly was awarded the prize after the trophy donor claimed sponsor immunity. Novelty winners were Ian Riding, Allan Read, Scrimmy (2), Mark Barker (2), Paul Rose and Rob Gurney while Allan Read claimed two birdie vouchers on 7 16. Best veteran was Norval Watts with 31 points. The ANZAC Day event, sponsored by The Professionals, will tee off from midday.